There's that one day when you know it's finally fall and the weather has cooled down enough to wear a sweater but not quite cool enough to wear a coat. It's that glorious time of year when putting together an outfit doesn't feel contingent on your Weather app, and it's more about the excitement of the layering the luxe knitwear you've got hanging in your closet. Now that that day is quickly approaching, designers are offering a number of fall 2019 sweater trends to help you get a start on your seasonal dressing.
When devising your fall sweater lineup, start first with the tried-and-true neutral iterations that serve as your bread and butter. Then, pick out a few of this year's bolder options for the days you want a more unexpected look. "I’m leaning toward the bright and playful colors for fall," Lisa Says Gah Founder Lisa Buhler tells TZR. Her shopping site is a mainstay for women with a splashier aesthetic and her current pick is a rainbow-stripe sweater with balloon sleeves. If a saturated tone isn't for you, however, you can reach for a milkier pastel color and still achieve the same level of boldness. "[I'm] very into pastels this year," & Other Stories LA Concept Designer Caity Knox tells TZR. "It’s so nice to get a little color in your life in the winter months."
Ahead you'll find the key fall sweater trends — subdued adn bold alike — that are sure to infiltrate your Instagram feed. Shop your favorites to start cozying up in something fresh and fun.
This timeless pattern in all its seasonal glory still manages to feel trendy this year. Give your outfit an apres-ski appeal by slipping into a Fair Isle sweater and styling it with a contrast-print skirt and tall boots, as seen above on the Isabel Marant Fall/Winter 2019 runway.
It probably comes as no surprise after such a strong summer that green will continue to permeate your closet this fall. Off-kilter shades like lime and pistachio are especially having a moment, so opt for the hue head-to-toe or with neutrals like the Tibi Fall/Winter 2019 look above.
The Fall/Winter 2019 Lanvin runway collection illustrated the effectiveness of adding in a pop of pastel beside more traditional fall colors. Together, the look feels fresh and slightly unexpected.
While a collar may not initially feel like anything to write home about, adding one to your sweater is certainly a fresh take on knitwear. Stella McCartney (above) and several other designers have added this prep-inspired detail to their fall sweaters, which means you should too.
There's always room for fun, bright stripes and fall is no exception, as Lisa Says Gah's Buhler mentioned. Wear it to enliven a pair of solid slacks like the J.W. Anderson runway look above or style with an animal-print skirt for twice the impact.
Two In One
If getting the most bang for your buck sounds appealing, then the season's scarf-and-sweater combination trend is a must-buy. Designers like Deveaux (above) are offering this versatile sweater trend and when worn with minimalist layers the overall effect is effortlessly chic.